The CMS has temporarily stopped accepting new proposals from health insurance companies seeking to enroll their commercial or Medicaid patients automatically into their Medicare Advantage plans.
The debates are over, but let's not pick on the candidates. Let's take a closer look at the nonsense spouted by Fox News moderator Chris Wallace on the state of our “entitlements.”
MACRA will fuel demand for the services of a burgeoning crop of vendors that specialize in helping providers collect, analyze and report performance data.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act final rule released earlier this month includes funding to create and implement a core set of performance measures to be used by private and public insurers alike.
The initiatives are supposed to tap into underutilized but potentially significant areas of quality improvement.
Healthcare industry leaders are pushing back against the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's criticism of accountable care organizations. The panel is considering making changes that would force providers to take on more risk.
The final MACRA rule eases some data-reporting requirements. But it will likely strain small IT vendors who have to tweak platforms to meet certification requirements, and that may derail efforts to make technology more patient-friendly, relevant and specialty-specific.
The Comprehensive Primary Care initiative has been testing whether paying practices to deliver advanced primary care through better coordination improves health outcomes and saves money.
Most Medicaid medical homes will not count as an alternative pay model under MACRA, according to the final rule released Friday that implements the law. More than 1 million Medicaid beneficiaries are signed up in medical home models around the country.
The third and final presidential debate this week may include a discussion on Medicare. Moderator Chris Wallace from Fox News is expected to ask the presidential nominees about the program.
Nearly a third of physicians could be exempt from Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System under a final rule the CMS issued Friday. The CMS also signaled it would broaden the opportunities for physicians to participate in alternative models.
The CMS on Thursday announced a long-term initiative to improve physicians' experience with the Medicare program by reducing administrative burdens.